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Morgan, MO – Justin Schultz Injured in Auto Accident on MO-135 near Blackberry Patch Rd

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Morgan, MO (December 3, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Morgan County on Saturday morning that left one man with significant injuries. At around 3:10 a.m., on December 3, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a request to provide help on-site at a traffic crash on Missouri State Route 135.

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According to law enforcement, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado entered Missouri State Route 135 and crashed into a 2004 Subaru Forester just 31 feet from Blackberry Patch Road. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to provide assistance.

The driver of the Subaru, 38-year-old Justin Schultz of Stover, Missouri, suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was transported by MidMo Ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for emergency care.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

We hope Justin Schultz recovers quickly following this accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Morgan, MO – Justin Schultz Injured in Auto Accident on MO-135 near Blackberry Patch RdEvery year, tens of thousands of people are harmed as a result of crashes that take place in the state of Missouri. Many of these accidents are entirely preventable. In fact, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, acts of negligence contribute to nearly 80% of crashes that take place every year in our state. Some of the most common causes of crashes include:

  • Speeding drivers: According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, speeding was a factor in more than 25% of all car accidents in the state in 2020. Speeding makes it harder for drivers to control their vehicles and increases the severity of any collisions that do occur.
  • Texting on cell phones: Texting while driving is a dangerous distracted driving behavior that can lead to serious consequences. In Missouri, texting while driving is illegal for all drivers, regardless of age.
  • Weaving between lanes of travel: Weaving between lanes of traffic is dangerous and can cause serious accidents. Drivers should always stay in their lane unless they are passing another vehicle or making a turn.

If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. A Morgan car accident lawyer can help you file a legal claim against the driver who caused you harm.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more.

Our skilled and knowledgeable Missouri personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., can help you determine whether or not pursuing legal action makes sense for your situation. We understand the complex process and will work diligently to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your damages. Call us today at 816-888-8888 for a free consultation.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.